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by Drenchenator
Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: First Homemade Nearing Completion
Replies: 14
Views: 1330

I have been working slowly and steadily for the past two weeks on my first homemade water gun. I am really excited that this gun is almost finished because I want it to be my main weapon in an upcoming water war. It has a completely innovative and practical design. Normally I don't like to post pre...
by Drenchenator
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Water Cannons [formerly Launchers] - A New Class of Weaponry!
Replies: 91
Views: 7784

A lot of this is assuming that larger ID means more force is transferred A larger internal diameter means a larger area. Pressure is simply the force applied per unit of area. In fact, one look at the common units should justify this completely (pounds per square inch). So, to find the sum (total) ...
by Drenchenator
Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Water Cannons [formerly Launchers] - A New Class of Weaponry!
Replies: 91
Views: 7784

If the pipe you saw is schedule 40, chances are it likely is the correct diameter. I would worry if the pressure rating is significantly lower, but if it is as high as 180 PSI, I wouldn't worry too much. Just don't take the water gun out in the extreme heat and there should be no problems. Be sure ...
by Drenchenator
Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: CPS Homemade Problems - Bladder materials
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

The container for the bladder in Ben/Doom's CPS gun was just some 4" PVC with a cap at the end. Making a similar gun would be quite easy. As for making spherical CPS, it has not been done with good results. Some people complain that they don't want to buy latex rubber tubing and layer balloon after...
by Drenchenator
Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: CPS Homemade Problems - Bladder materials
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

A CPS homemade is completely doable and a few have already been constructed, most notably Ben/Doom's one. The best thing to use as a bladder is called latex rubber tubing. It can be ordered from McMaster-Carr . Ben/Doom's CPS homemade was made using latex rubber tubing and utilized the "linear desi...
by Drenchenator
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Revising the APR Line
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Actually, even Ben's SuperCAP could be filled with air from a pump. The air input valve has a female threaded attachment so that you can attach a plethora of attachments, including pumps. If you pump up the gun before the battle, you will have 7 gallons of air at a certain pressure, which if regula...
by Drenchenator
Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Tips & Tactics
Topic: Need some help
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

The shelf space thing has more to do with the ratio of profit to size. Hasbro wants to make money. Big soakers have a lower profit to size ratio than smaller soakers (because they are bigger). Hasbro just stopped offering larger soakers because they do not tend to make as much money as smaller ones...
by Drenchenator
Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Revising the APR Line
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Actually Ben gives help (for free) to some of the companies occasionally (specifically Buzz Bee Toys). In 2004, he recommended belt clips for smaller water guns and this year he he recommended using the fuzzy nozzle to increase range (though he only asked them how it would work, but they liked the ...
by Drenchenator
Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Most Underrated weapons - Yout opinion?
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

There are several underrated soakers, especially in the XP series. The XP 150 and 250 are both excellent soakers that people tend to overlook as good. Also, both XXP soakers (XXP 175 and XXP 275) are also quite good. However, I think that the most underrated soaker is the SS 300 from the Classic se...
by Drenchenator
Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Pushed beyond the limit - ^
Replies: 18
Views: 4330

You don't need at least 120 PSI to create a "knockback" in a water gun. It can happen at almost any pressure if the conditions are right. I don't really know too much about fire trucks, but I believe that I was told that they shoot water at about 4 liters per second (~133X). The Howstuffworks artic...
by Drenchenator
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: The Douchenator - Legal or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

The problem is not the maximum speed, it's the kinetic energy. A 50mL water balloon could only travel a lowly 15.1 meters per second by their law, which is only 33.8 miles per hour. If you shot a normal water balloon (~200 to 400 mL of water) at that speed, you would violate their "kinetic energy p...